This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Der Nordstern Zeitung (Northstar Newspaper)

Here's the announcement of Paul Heschs' death in the German newspaper he would have read. The Nordstern Zeitung was published weekly in St Cloud, and later in La Crosse, Wisconsin by the Nordstern Association, I think.

What a miracle that the paper was archived....then every page was copied to microfilm...the Stearns History Museum in St Cloud has it, browsable...and that I could copy the page, scan it to my computer....reproduce it here....and show YOU. Wow.

Later~I typed what I think it says onto GoogleTranslator. This is pretty close:
"Monday last was one of our best inhabitant of the
54 year-old Mr. Paul Hesch buried. All members of
the community Buckman and many people from
neighboring towns were at the funeral present.

It is well known that Mr Paul Hesch was a hard
worker, a good husband and an honest man.

It is our understanding that he by one of his farms
Wednesday was returning home when the horses
shied and he was thrown from the buggy and was
from the fall injured.
Our Doctor Mr Seguin, treated him during his final
illness until Saturday morning, he blessed the time.
He died as a good Catholic, well-equipped with the
Sacraments and blessings of the Cath. Church.
Our heartfelt condolences to the widow and to the

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